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Pop-Cap Game Survey, F5 Award

More than 24% of U.S. and U.K. Internet users say they play social games regularly, making for a total of approximately 100 million social games players across the two countries, according to a survey conducted by Information Solutions Group on behalf of social games publisher PopCap Games.Among nearly 5,000 respondents, more than 1,200 said they play games on social networking sites and platforms at least once a week.

The survey found that 55% of all social gamers are female and 45% are male. The average age of social gamers is 43; 46% of U.S. social gamers are 50 or older, while just 6% are 21 or younger.

The vast majority (95%) of social gamers play multiple times per week, with 64% saying they play at least once a day; 61% said their average gaming sessions lasts more than half an hour.

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Surprisingly, just 17% of U.K. social gamers and 28% of their U.S. counterparts cite “connect with others” as their most popular motivation for playing.

“Fun and excitement” was the most popular reason (53%), while “stress relief” (45%), “competitive spirit” (43%) and “mental workout” (32%) were also cited by respondents.

Facebook was the most popular destination for social gaming, cited by 83% of social gamers, followed by MySpace (24%), Bebo (7%) and Friendster (5%) [24×7]

Internet Telephony
Product of the Year Award to F5

F5 Networks, Seattle’s global leader in Application Delivery Networking, has been recognized byTechnology Marketing Corporation’s Internet Telephony magazine naming BIG-IP version 10.1 as a winner of its twelfth annual Product of the Year Award. The awards, selected by the editors of Internet Telephony, recognize products that demonstrate leadership, vision, and the advancement of IP communications technologies.

“We’re proud to honor F5 Networks with a Product of the Year Award for BIG-IP v10.1,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “F5 continues to prove its commitment to excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. We commend F5 for their achievements, and we look forward to additional innovative solutions from them in the future.”

“We’re very pleased to be recognized by TMC and Internet Telephony magazine,” said Jason Needham, Sr. Director of Product Management at F5. “With BIG-IP v10.1, F5 offers a flexible, unified Application Delivery Networking system to support the dynamic needs of the Telco and IP communications markets. This solution provides the ability to combine and customize application services, which helps service providers enhance the value of their technology investments and respond quickly with new products and services as business conditions change. Recognition from leading publications like this is extremely gratifying, as it mirrors the success our customers are experiencing with our solutions.” [24×7]

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